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Walking stick with round whale ivory handle inlaid with abalone, leading to squared section of whalebone shaft embellished with inlaid baleen and abalone shell diamonds, whales, circles, weapons, and other ornaments in various materials, above rounded section of shaft tapering to point at end.

Inscription

"539" written in white ink ner tip.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor in 1993 from Michael German Antiques, London.

Credit Line

Gift of Lewis P. Cabot

about 1840–50

Object Place

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

88.9 cm (35 in.)

Accession Number

1997.258

Medium or Technique

Whalebone, whale ivory, baleen, abalone shell

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational